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Grey-throated White-eye
13 33 046 Zosterops rendovae rendovae
Zosterops rendovae rendovae
Information
Range Guadalcanal, Makira and Bougainville, all part of the Solomon Islands archipelago.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Zosteropidae
Genus Zosterops
Species Zosterops rendovae
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Grey-throated white-eye (Zosterops rendovae) is a species of white-eye in the Zosteropidae family, it is probably not valid and belongs in the Timaliidae instead. It is also known as Zosterops ugiensis because Zosterops rendovae has often been used for the Solomons white-eye (Zosterops kulambangrae).

t is found in the islands of Guadalcanal, Makira and Bougainville, all part of the Solomon Islands archipelago. Each island has its own subspecies: Zosterops rendovae rendovae on Makira, Zosterops rendovae oblitus on Guadalcanal and Zosterops rendovae hamlini on Bougainville. It inhabits primary forest, mainly at 900–2000 m above sea-level but small numbers occur at lower levels.

It is a small bird, 12–13 cm long. It is fairly dark green above with a brownish tail, a variable dark brown area between the eye and bill and a narrow white ring around the eye. The underparts are dark grey apart from the green chin, pale centre to the belly and yellow undertail-coverts. The bill is blackish with a pale base to the lower mandible.

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